The Pacific Queen scrapbooks (SAFR 21354, HDC1295) were compiled by Rose Kissinger. They document more than 20 years of history
of one of the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park's premier exhibits, the BALCLUTHA. The BALCLUTHA is one of the
last surviving steel-hulled, square-rigged sailing ships from the 19th Century. The scrapbooks provide a detailed record of
the years 1933-1954, when Rose and her husband, Frank, owned, lived on and exhibited the ship, which they had named the PACIFIC
QUEEN. This collection is available for use.
The original name of the PACIFIC QUEEN was the BALCLUTHA. Built in 1886 in Glasgow, Scotland, the BALCLUTHA was one of hundreds
of ships that carried grain from California's San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys to Europe. The ship also carried European
goods, such as pig iron and scotch whiskey, to San Francisco. In the mid-1890s, it traveled around the world, bringing goods
from other ports, such as wool from New Zealand, back to England.
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